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Krabi Diving

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Krabi dive guide


Krabi diving has a wide range of diving possibilities and a great variety of dive sites. The marine life is rich and divers can see a lot of colurful corals, fishes and also sea horses, turtles, rays and sharks just to name a few.

Always dive according to your level of training. Check with your dive center for safety, additional information and level required for each dive site before entering the water.

There are lot of dive operators in Krabi who offer both day and overnight trips through out the year however the best time to dive here is end of October to May. An advantage of Krabi is it's proximity to dive area near it which are easily reached by longtail boats (approximately 40 minutes) and big dive boats (approximately 20 minutes)

Some of the dive sites in Krabi are.

Koh See, an outcrop in the form of steps. This site boats a huge diversity of corals as well as marine life and issuitable for all levels of divers with an average depth of about 16 metres (54 feet).

Koh Daeng referred to as "Red Island" is more for the experienced diver. On this site you are likely to see turtles (green and other species).

Koh Mae Urai, has two underwater tunnels. Some of the marine life you will encounter here is blue ringed angelfish, bannerfish, moorish idols, sea anemones and orange encrusting sponges. Suitable for all levels of certification.

Koh Ha is a rocky outcrop situated south of Koh See. It's suitable for all as the average depth is about 13 metres (43 feet). Koh Ha means island five and is the fifth in a small string of islands about an hour off the Krabi coastline. Koh Ha offers excellent cora life. There are walls and overhangs rich in fish life. There are two large rocks beneath it at 9m covered in soft corals. Oysters and Sea anemones are also found here

Koh Ma Tang Ming is an outcrop off the northern shoreline of Koh Po Da Nai. This dive site is abundant in fish life like yellow boxfish, rock basslets, moorish idols,
bearded scorpionfish and stonefish. Recommended for the experienced diver.

The surrounding islets offer good diving as well and are reachable in about 40 minutes by longtail boat.
Some of the dive sites you can visit here are:

The King Cruiser Wreck. A fantastic wreck dive of a ferry that sunk in 1997 on May 4th and is now at about 32 metres (105 feet).

Phi Phi Shark Point is made of three pinnacle rock formations and is home to abundant fish life. Whale sharks can be spotted around February-March!

Phi Phi Islands (Phi Phi Don and Phi Phi Lay) has some cave and wall dives, abundant marine life including white tip sharks, eels and rays, hard and soft corals.

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